One of the famous Sweet in Orissa,I knew about this sweet from my childhood and tasted it several time when we were in our Grand mom's house for vaccation,its my mom's favorite too,she was born and brought up in Orissa.I made this sweet for a contest in an Orkut Community where the main ingredient is Milk or products of milk.I had a full can of whole milk lying around and is nearing the best by date so used it and made home-made chenna(Paneer) for this dish.I saw this recipe in a website named Gayathri Vantillu.
Chenna Peta is baked Chenna,lightly sweetened up with sugar and flavored with elachi :)
Chenna:500gms(squeeze the excess water)
Sooji (Fine):25 gmsElachi:7 pods(crush them to fine powder)
Baking P0wder:3/4 spn
1.Preaheat the oven at 190 degrees and line da pan with parchment paper and prepare a baking pan by greasing it with oil/ghee.
2.Take chenna to a bowl,knead it smooth so that it has no lumps.Now add the sooji and mix well for the sooji to be very well incorporated,now add the sugar and mix well,by now we find the chenna a bit sticky but dats fine.3.Just before transferring it to the baking pan add the baking soda and knead it once again and transfer it to the baking pan and put it in the oven and bake for 30 mins.4.Now take a aluminum foil and grease it with little ghee and cover the baking pan with this foil so that it doesn't dry on top.Continue to bake for another 30 mins.
5.Now Check if the peta is ready by piercing a tooth pick in the middle of peta,if the tooth pick comes out clean then the peta is ready.
6.By now the edges will become firm,if it is not done,bake it for another 15 mins and turn off the oven.7.Bring the pan out and let it cool,once done take it out to a plate,cut and serve.
I used heart shape cutter to cut the peta to make it look more attractive.